Saturday, December 29, 2018

Scrapping For Less December 2018 Card Kit Reveal

Hi! It's time to reveal the December kit from Scrapping for Less! The theme this month is Animals in the Arctic! And this kit is FULL of so many cute, chilly critters! I love winter! It's my second favorite season (behind autumn) so it's like this kit was made for me! I made a card with each collection in the kit and a bonus card using the extra goodies in the Banana Split level kit! Scroll all the way to the bottom to watch the video! I also made an unboxing video. I know some people don't like to see the whole unboxing process, so I did the video separately! I'll show the unboxing video first and then the process video second!

December’s kit is all about Arctic Animals…Now if you are anything like me, you hate the cold weather, snow, and anything that would mean being cold. However, snow and these cute little critters in this kit are all about fun! So grab your warm beverage, sit back, and hop along with us to see these adorable critters and all the inspiration our designers have to share. Check out the Flavor of the Month page to place your order if you haven’t subscribed. Also, don’t forget to check the A La Carte items (items that are leftover (full packs and such) from putting the kits together, and other items that we have on the website that may coordinate with this kit. Make sure you also put your name in for that Rafflecopter prize!

Here's everything you'll get in the Double Dip level kit - four collections of goodies and cardstock to match! Enough to make a bunch of cards! But scroll down! You can upgrade and get an extra collection! 

You can get a bonus pack of supplies with the Banana Split level kit. The bonus kit includes a stencil, a die, a stamp set, and a glitter marker! Definitely worth the upgrade! Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to watch my video! I made a bonus card with the extra goodies in the Banana Split kit!

SFL goes above and beyond and gives you four sketches to play with! I used one sketch for each card I made in the video below!

Let's dive in! I went right in order with both the collections and the sketches! So here is my first card using the first collection with the first sketch! I used one of my FAVORITE papers in the whole kit as my background. I colored the little bear from the Bear Hugs stamp set by Sunny Studio with liquid watercolors as well as some liquid glitter. Check out the video to see all the shimmer! I stamped and white heat embossed the snowflakes from the stamp set onto a vellum die cut circle and added some white cardstock as a snow bank and popped up the bear on top. I added some banner sentiments to the left side. This is a loose interpretation of the first sketch, but I think it fits nonetheless!

This card uses the second collection and the second sketch! ( you'll start to see a pattern here! Haha! ) Can I admit something? I'm absolutely TERRIBLE with sketches! Gasp! I have a very difficult time looking at something and making it my own. You'll see with my third and fourth cards that they are pretty much EXACTLY what is pictured in the sketch. I've just never been a sketch person - I just go with what I love. So working with sketches has really stretched my creative abilities and I hope you don't mind me tweaking the sketches a bit to better suit what's in my head!

Anyway! I used a piece of patterned paper for the background of this card once again. This paper pattern rivals for my favorite, too! I love how the little hearts form the argyle pattern! I die cut a piece of watercolor cardstock and stamped the penguin from Stamping Bella's Penguin with a Mug. Such a cute image! I used my Staedtler Felt Tipped markers to color in the little image and used the sketch to build the rest of my card. Everything is from collection 2 except for the ribbon. I stole that from collection 1!

Here's my third card! I used the third collection and third sketch! Here's where you can see that I copied the sketch exactly. If you look closely the sketch even has measurements for the papers! I used some simple masking with a Post-It note to stamp out my little scene. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the kit! The stamp set is called Winter Pals and is an exclusive Pink & Main stamp set! So cute! And the papers are absolutely wonderful, too! I used a bunch of the patterned papers as well as some of the purple cardstock from the kit. And that little snowflake?! That's a die!! It's the cutest little snowflake die! I'm OBSESSED with snowflakes, so I was SO excited to see this little guy included in the kit! I plan to die cut some fun foam and use it to stamp a background! I grabbed my sentiment from the Arctic Sentiments stamp set by Scrapping for Less. You can find this stamp set in the Banana Split level kit!

This card is almost exactly like the sketch as well, I just changed the shape of the focal point! I used collection four with the fourth sketch! I love stripes! Everyone pokes fun at me because my son's whole wardrobe is stripes and plaid! I can't help it! I just HAD to use these patterned papers together! I used a stacked die set from Pink & Main to cut the die cut shapes. One of the reasons I love stacked die cuts is because you can get multiple sizes of the same shape. I put that to good use for this card and die cut the shape once and then lined up the next largest die and die cut again! I popped up the smaller of the die cuts with a double layer of fun foam for lots of dimension and added a snowflake sticker from Jolee included in the kit and added my sentiment! Check out my videos below: 

Here is my unboxing video for the December 2018 FOTM card kit!

Here's my 4 cards 1 kit video with a bonus card! 

Thanks for watching! Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs in the hop for more inspiration! 

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